Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has maintained hope its losing candidate in last year’s governorship election in Rivers State, Dakuku Peterside, would win the poll re-run.
The positive sentiment coincided with Peterside celebrating his 45th birthday recently.
“We wish to heartily greet our Governor-in-waiting on the occasion of his 45th birthday, which is coming shortly after his repeated victories over Wike and the People's Democratic Party in the courts of law,” said APC Rivers Chairman, Davies Ikanya.
“We have no doubt that he will repeat this feat during the forthcoming Rivers re-run gubernatorial election,” added Ikanya.
Elections look likely to be held in the first quarter of the year after the Election Tribunal and the Appeal Court ordered to be held within the period after nullifying Governor Nyesom Wike’s victory.
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Ikanya said this had become imperative in view of the sharp increase of insecurity, kidnapping, armed robbery and diverse criminal activities in the state after Wike became governor.
“We thank the good people of Rivers State in advance for their votes and wish to reassure them that Peterside shall, upon assumption of office as governor, wipe away the tears which Wike has inflicted on them,” Ikanya said.
He described Peterside as a personality widely accepted by all the sections of the state.
“Peterside is a man who has earned a reputation as a charismatic and disciplined leader; creative and hardworking, a broad-minded fellow with strategic insight. He brings integrity, compassion, pro-poor perspective and intellectual dimension to bear in tackling tough national issues.”
- CAJ News